I am a retired, disabled first-grade teacher. I started writing poetry in 1998 for my daughter's wedding shower. She loved the poem and keeps it in her hope chest with her other wedding keepsakes. I write poems about my family and nature. I never knew they were anything special until I posted some online to several poetry sites and got amazing comments. I wish I had used poetry with my first-graders because I think it would have sparked some great results.